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Re: Shows meta refresh page first time.

From: Benjamin Niemann <pink@odahoda.de>
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 15:01:11 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <e8qumn$g04$1@sea.gmane.org>

Tinsley Web Design wrote:

> This is a strange error I am having.   Hopefully someone out there
> can help me figure out what is going on.
> With all of my pages at www.tinsleywebdesign.com, it seems when I go
> to the w3c validator page after not having been in a while (like a
> matter of hours), the page it receives is a simple meta refresh page
> back to itself.  For example, when I go to check http://
> www.tinsleywebdesign.com/contact.shtml, the first time it gives
> errors and the source is shown as:
> 1.  <HTML><HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0.1; URL=/
> contact.shtml">
> 2.  <META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no cache">
> 3.  <META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="-1">
> 4.  </HEAD></HTML>
> Then if I click 'Revalidate', it refreshes and shows it correctly and
> validates.  It only gives the refresh page when I haven't been in a
> long time.  Is that something my server put in?  Why would it be
> there?  Could it have something to do with my using SSI to create the
> pages?
> It's not so much a problem for validating my pages, but it is a
> problem for putting the icon on my page, because anyone who click the
> icon it will be their first time going, so it will give the error and
> the refresh page.  Any ideas on how I might remedy this would be much
> appreciated.

I can reproduce the effect using wget, so it's not an issue of the
validator. The first fetch will return the redirect document above,
subsequent fetches return the original document.
Must be something on your server.

Benjamin Niemann
Email: pink at odahoda dot de
WWW: http://pink.odahoda.de/
Received on Sunday, 9 July 2006 13:01:33 UTC

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